The Church of England will divest its $16 billion fund from companies that are not aligning themselves with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The decision, which passed by a majority of 347 to 4 votes, states that the church will sell its stakes in companies that do not taking steps towards climate goals by 2023. The website of the Church of England offers the following message: “We believe that responding to climate change is an essential part of our responsibility to safeguard God’s creation. Our environmental campaign exists to enable the whole church to address—in faith, practice and mission—the issue of climate change.”
In response to global concern for the environment and habits of consumption, EcoChurch Southwest has created a webpage with resources for action to promote a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. EcoChurch Southwest also addresses growing inequality and poverty, and what humanity can do to help.